Why you should be actively recruiting in December

Christmas is finally here! Well, almost.   The run up to Christmas is a little strange in Barcelona. Sure, they have Christmas lights and advent calendars. But they also have small logs called Caga Tios (look them up immediately if you’ve never heard of them) and hilarious New Year’s Eve traditions involving 12 grapes (look that up […]

10 things you didn’t know about the EU Blue Card

10 things you didn't know about the EU Blue Card

The EU Blue Card is the fastest, easiest, most efficient way to hire non-EU developers, designers, programmers and IT specialists in Germany. You probably know that already. But did you know developers only need to hold the visa for 21 months before qualifying for permanent residency, if they speak B1 level German? If you want to learn more […]

How to make the perfect job offer in 5 simple steps

 “I don’t have time to work anymore – I’m too busy analysing the Star Wars trailers. Do you know who The Last Jedi is?”   “Sorry I was on the phone to Shield… I’m going to be spending the next 6 months in a top secret mission with the Avengers.”   “….ring, ring….. ring, ring….. ring, ring……”   […]

e-book: ultimate guide to hiring non-EU developers in Germany

The EU-wide skills shortage has massively increased competition for the best candidates, so it’s becoming a real challenge for German companies to find and hire tech talent.  The economic research institute Prognos estimates a 3 million shortage of skilled workers in Germany by 2030.      What if we told you there is a speedy and […]

Hiring developers? 5 reasons your startup needs a recruitment team

Wherever you are in the startup growth cycle, you should be thinking about your next beers hires. Seriously though, whether you have 10 employees or 100, every new employee you recruit in the early stages will have a crucial impact on both your company culture and your bottom line. For the second year in a […]

Struggling to retain new developers? These data-driven tips should help

tips to help you retain new developers

Hallelujah, you’ve finally hired the right candidate. They’re a great cultural fit, have exactly the right experience, negotiated for a higher salary (and got it!) and seem to be enjoying the role. They possess all the traits that mark the perfect startup hire. Now all you have to do is retain them. Easy, right? If […]

The ultimate Jedi Guide to mentoring junior developers

We all know that Yoda was the ultimate mentor. The Jedi Master’s life wisdom can be applied to almost all walks of life – even mentoring new graduate developers. Enjoy our wisdom-filled Jedi Guide to becoming a tech mentor and watch your software developer padawans rise to fulfil their technical destinies.   Mentoring new tech hires […]